A Winter Weather Advisory will be in effect for the Wednesday commute, and yes, we know it sounds familiar. But after all, it's better to be safe-- and not sorry.
Here are five things you need to know for Wednesday morning's commute, courtesy of FOX 5 Weather geniuses Sue Palka and Gary McGrady. And remember, the keyword is tricky:
1. IT'S COMPLICATED.
We're not talking about your relationship status on Facebook. We're talking about the forecast. This one is tricky (did we say that before?). There are high levels of uncertainty about exactly what will fall and when-- so you're best served to stay tuned. Because #2...
2. TIMING IS EVERYTHING.
The Winter Weather Advisory takes effect at 4 am Wednesday. Exactly when the snow falls will play a big role in what we get-- because COMMUTE. That advisory is issued when there is a potential for an inch to fall during the commute since our area is
3. IT'S PLENTY COLD.
We don't need to tell you twice. It's been cold out there for a while now (hello hand warmers). And because of those already-cold temps, anything we get will stick. All of it. Cue the bread and milk (that might be an exaggeration, but remember #1).
4. LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION.
When it comes to accumulations, it's all about location. Sue and Gary say the best chance for any significant accumulations of anything wintry are likely to happen east and south of Interstate 95. But remember, that advisory covers much more real estate than that.
5. LIGHT COATING IS POSSIBLE.
If you're in Calvert or St. Mary's County (further to the south and east), you're probably in for 1-2" of snow with maybe a little sleet mixed in. If you're in the immediate D.C. metro area, you're looking at flurries to 1"-- unless it changes.
Yeah, we know.
Point is, right now most models push the snow away from the immediate D.C. area. But because there's not complete agreeance, if the snow band is just 60 miles north and west-- well, it would have a much bigger impact.
Best part? It's long gone by tomorrow afternoon and evening, and there's no snow coming for the end of the week (!!!!!).